I won’t be T20 captain anymore – Sammy
Darren Sammy has said in a video posted on his Facebook account that he won’t be the West Indies T20 captain anymore. In the video posted on Friday, Sammy claimed he got a call from the chairman of selectors who told him they had “reviewed the captaincy of T20.”
Sammy further said of the phone conversation: “I got a call yesterday morning, it was probably 30 seconds, from the chairman of selectors telling me that they’ve reviewed the captaincy of T20 and I won’t be captain anymore of the T20 team, [and] my performances have not merited selection in the squad.
“That’s ok, I’ve always believed West Indies cricket is not about Darren Sammy. They are looking to the future and I wanna wish the new captain – I don’t know if it’s out yet so I won’t call any names – all the best as he looks to lead West Indies cricket and take it forward.
“Obviously, throughout my captaincy, winning the two [T20] World Cups has been the highlight. And these memories I will cherish for a long time. This is not me retiring from one-day or T20, it’s just me thanking the fans and my players and the coaches I’ve worked with and WICB for…yea, letting me lead the side for the last six years. But for now the captaincy has come to an end and thank you people.
“I just know I played with my heart and soul whenever I stepped out on the cricket field.”
In an emotional six-minute long video, Sammy starts by talking about the CPL campaign of his team St Lucia Zouks, that lost the eliminator to Trinbago Knight Riders on Thursday, before talking about losing his West Indies captaincy and his exclusion from the T20 squad. The limited-overs team is scheduled to play two T20Is against India in Florida at the end of the month. (ESPNCricinfo)
Photo caption: Darren Sammy led West Indies to two World T20 titles